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Kingwood Storm Line Inspections Complete

Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin announced today that the City of Houston has completed Kingwood Storm Line Inspections. Only a few spots needed debris removal. The rest were clear, according to Martin.

City storm line inspection in May 2019 with Elm Grove flood-victim Keith Jennings looking on.

30 Miles of Stormwater Drains Now Clear

When the City encountered debris, crews removed it with specialized equipment and personnel trained to work in confined spaces, says Martin. Public Works inspected approximately 150,000 linear feet or about 30 miles of storm water lines.

Subdivisions Inspected

The communities inspected include:

  • Elm Grove
  • Hunter’s Ridge
  • North & South Woodland Hills
  • Bear Branch
  • Forest Cove
  • Greentree Village
  • Kings Crossing
  • Kings Forest
  • Kings Point
  • Kingwood Lakes
  • Kingwood Place Village
  • Lakeshore
  • Magnolia Point (Huffman)
  • Mills Branch
  • North Kingwood Forest
  • Riverchase
  • Sand Creek Village
  • Sherwood Trails
  • Woodspring Village
  • Woodstream Village
  • Trailwood Village.

Public Works inspected Kingwood villages impacted by Tropical Storm Imelda and others based on the number of reports made to 3-1-1.

Storm Drain Photos Available for Inspection

Martin has posted every community’s storm-line inspection photos in his Facebook Photo Albums. 

How and Why to Report Storm Line Problems

It is critically important that if you identify areas with drainage issues that you report them to 3-1-1.

The City determines larger drainage (or other infrastructure) projects from 3-1-1 reports. The more calls about an issue, the higher the project’s priority.

Join Adopt-A-Drain Program

Martin encourages neighborhoods to Adopt-A-Drain. He gave a shout out to those who have already adopted and named their drains in the Kingwood Area. They include: Big Bertha, Maleficent, Shrader’s Drain, A1 Signs, Lil Bandingo’s Drain, Botta Boom Drain and many more!

“Residents, businesses, and community groups can take advantage of lots of drains and naming opportunities while helping decrease debris in our drainage system,” said Martin. 

Other Ways to Help Ensure Free-Flowing Storm Lines

Here’s how residents can help:

  • Make sure trash cans don’t tip before they are picked up
  • Ensure yard clippings and leaves stay out of gutters
  • Make sure yard crews don’t blow clippings down storm drains
  • Clear gutters before bad weather
  • Never throw trash or other items down drains or inlets.

Posted by Bob Rehak on 6/5/2020

1011 Days since Hurricane Harvey and 260 since Imelda

Kingwood Storm-Water Line Inspections Update

Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin announced that Kingwood Storm-Water Line Inspections will continue and improve. 

Houston Public Works will inspect junctures more critically. Martin’s office elaborated no further. 

How It Works

“Most inspections already conducted have been clear,” said Martin. “Only a few spots needed debris removal.” The City, he says, addresses areas with debris in the lines prior to moving on to the next neighborhood. They use specialized equipment and “confined-space” personnel to remove the debris. To date, the City has inspected nearly 150,000 linear feet, or approximately 28 miles, of storm-water lines.

Order of Priority

The City has completed Elm Grove, Hunter’s Ridge, North & South Woodland Hills, Bear Branch, Forest Cove, Greentree Village, and Kings Crossing. This week, Houston Public Works started on Kings Point. Houston Public Works now expects to complete one community each week. 

When Public Works finishes in a community, they post photos from their storm-water line inspection to Council Member Martin’s Facebook Photo Albums. If you see Houston Public Works crews conducting an inspection, Martin invites you to please say “hi” and watch how they work.

Houston Public Works has prioritized villages in Kingwood by the number of homes impacted during Imelda. The Department hopes to complete the project by June 1, 2020, weather permitting. 

Working with HOAs to Alert Residents

Prior to Public Works moving to a new Village, Martin’s office will work directly with the affected HOA to make them aware of the impending storm water-line inspection.

How You Can Help Avoid Streets Flooding

Martin encourages the community to participate in the City’s Adopt-A-Drain program. 

Other ways residents can help:

  • Make sure trash cans don’t tip over before pickup.
  • Dispose of yard clippings and leaves properly.
  • Clear gutters before bad weather.
  • Never throw trash down drains or inlets.

Just In Time for Storms Next Week

Harris County Meteorologist Jeff Lindner warns, “Widespread rainfall amounts Sun-Wednesday night look to average 1-2 inches across much of the area.” However, also says we could see totals of 3-4 inches or even higher along and east of I-45 if a surface low tracks over the area next Wednesday.

Posted by Bob Rehak on 2/7/2020

892 Days since Harvey and 141 since Imelda